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MSNBC 13 Feb 2020

William Barr: President Trump's Tweets 'Make It Impossible For Me To Do My Job'

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Attorney General Bill Barr says president's tweets "make it impossible for me to do my job." Aired on 2/13/2020.


Attorney General William Barr says in an interview that President Trump's tweets make it "impossible" for him to do his job. Congressional reporter for the Los Angeles Times Jennifer Haberkorn and McClatchy White House correspondent Francesca Chambers join CBSN's "Red & Blue" with more.
Attorney General Bill Barr told ABC News that President Trump "has never asked me to do anything in a criminal case," but that he should stop tweeting about the Justice Department.
Barr's comments are a rare break with a president who the attorney general has aligned himself with and fiercely defended.
Attorney General William Barr on Thursday issued a rare criticism of President Donald Trump, telling ABC News that the president's tweets about Justice Department matters 'make it impossible for me to do my job.' Aired on 2/14/2020.

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♪ >>> WELCOME TO THURSDAY.
>>> WELCOME TO THURSDAY. IT IS MEET THE PRESS DAILY I’M
IT IS MEET THE PRESS DAILY I’M CHUCK TODD HERE IN WASHINGTON.
CHUCK TODD HERE IN WASHINGTON. WE HAVE A BIG SHOW TONIGHT.
WE HAVE A BIG SHOW TONIGHT. MICHAEL BLOOMBERG’S CANDIDACY IS
MICHAEL BLOOMBERG’S CANDIDACY IS GRABBING HEADLINES ENDORSEMENTS
GRABBING HEADLINES ENDORSEMENTS AND AFACTION FROM THE PRESIDENT.
AND AFACTION FROM THE PRESIDENT. WE HAVE A BALLOTS BREWING IN
WE HAVE A BALLOTS BREWING IN NEVADA, THE NEXT PRIMARY CAUCUS
NEVADA, THE NEXT PRIMARY CAUCUS STATE.
STATE. WE WILL GET TO THOSE DEVELOPING
WE WILL GET TO THOSE DEVELOPING STORIES IN A MOMENT.
STORIES IN A MOMENT. WE BEGIN TONIGHT WITH BREAKING
WE BEGIN TONIGHT WITH BREAKING NEWS.
NEWS. AFTER A WEEK OF QUESTIONS
AFTER A WEEK OF QUESTIONS WHETHER ANY REPUBLICANS WOULD
WHETHER ANY REPUBLICANS WOULD SPEAK OUT AGAINST THE
SPEAK OUT AGAINST THE PRESIDENT’S BEHAVIOR POST
PRESIDENT’S BEHAVIOR POST IMPEACHMENT MOMENTS AGO HIS
IMPEACHMENT MOMENTS AGO HIS ATTORNEY GENERAL BILL BARR WHOSE
ATTORNEY GENERAL BILL BARR WHOSE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT IS FACING
JUSTICE DEPARTMENT IS FACING SCRUTINY FOR ITS ODD HAJJ
SCRUTINY FOR ITS ODD HAJJ HANDLING OF ROGER STONE’S
HANDLING OF ROGER STONE’S SENTENCING RECOMMENDATION HE
SENTENCING RECOMMENDATION HE SPOKE OUT ABOUT PRESIDENT
SPOKE OUT ABOUT PRESIDENT TRUMP’S TWEETS ABOUT THE
TRUMP’S TWEETS ABOUT THE CONTROVERSY.
CONTROVERSY. >> PUBLIC STATEMENTS AND TWEETS
>> PUBLIC STATEMENTS AND TWEETS MADE ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT, ABOUT
MADE ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT, ABOUT PEOPLE IN THE DEPARTMENT, OUR
PEOPLE IN THE DEPARTMENT, OUR MEN AND WOMEN HERE, ABOUT CASES
MEN AND WOMEN HERE, ABOUT CASES PENDING IN THE DEPARTMENT, AND
PENDING IN THE DEPARTMENT, AND ABOUT JUDGES BEFORE WHOM WE HAVE
ABOUT JUDGES BEFORE WHOM WE HAVE CASES MAKE IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR ME
CASES MAKE IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR ME TO DO MY JOB AND TO ASSURE THE
TO DO MY JOB AND TO ASSURE THE COURTS AND THE PROSECUTORS IN
COURTS AND THE PROSECUTORS IN THE DEPARTMENT THAT WE ARE DOING
THE DEPARTMENT THAT WE ARE DOING OUR WORK WITH INTEGRITY.
OUR WORK WITH INTEGRITY. >> BARR’S COMMENTS COME THREE
>> BARR’S COMMENTS COME THREE DAYS AFTER PROSECUTORS
DAYS AFTER PROSECUTORS RECOMMENDED STONE BE SENTENCED
RECOMMENDED STONE BE SENTENCED TO SEVEN TO NINE YEARS IN PRISON
TO SEVEN TO NINE YEARS IN PRISON FOR AN CONVICTION ON SEVEN
FOR AN CONVICTION ON SEVEN FELONIES, A JURY CONVICTION.
FELONIES, A JURY CONVICTION. TWO DAYS AFTER SENIOR JUSTICE
TWO DAYS AFTER SENIOR JUSTICE DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS INTERVENED
DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS INTERVENED TO RECOMMEND A LIGHTER SENTENCE.
TO RECOMMEND A LIGHTER SENTENCE. LEADING ALL FOUR OF THE FEDERAL
LEADING ALL FOUR OF THE FEDERAL PROSECUTORS ON THE CASE TO
PROSECUTORS ON THE CASE TO SIMPLY WITHDRAW.
SIMPLY WITHDRAW. IT IS ONE DAY AFTER THE
IT IS ONE DAY AFTER THE PRESIDENT CONGRATSED BILL BARR
PRESIDENT CONGRATSED BILL BARR ON TWITTER FOR QUOTE TAKING
ON TWITTER FOR QUOTE TAKING CONTROL OF A CASE THAT WAS
CONTROL OF A CASE THAT WAS TOTALLY OUT OF CONTROL AND
TOTALLY OUT OF CONTROL AND PERHAPS SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN
PERHAPS SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN EVEN BROUGHT.
EVEN BROUGHT. A TWEET HE BACKED UP WITH WORDS
A TWEET HE BACKED UP WITH WORDS LATER IN THE DAY.
LATER IN THE DAY. >> PEOPLE WERE HURT VICIOUSLY
>> PEOPLE WERE HURT VICIOUSLY AND BADLY BY THESE CORRUPT
AND BADLY BY THESE CORRUPT PEOPLE.
PEOPLE. AND I WANT TO THANK -- IF YOU
AND I WANT TO THANK -- IF YOU LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENED, I WANT TO
LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENED, I WANT TO THANK THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT FOR
THANK THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT FOR SEEING THIS, THIS HORRIBLE
SEEING THIS, THIS HORRIBLE THING -- I DIDN’T SPEAK TO THEM,

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